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02/29/2020- Agrippina- 1pm

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The Metropolitan Opera

Agrippina

GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL

  • ESTIMATED RUN TIME:  3 HRS 50 MINS, 1 intermission
  • SUNG IN ITALIAN
  • photo credit:   / Met Opera

Handel’s tale of intrigue and impropriety in ancient Rome receives its first Met performances, with star mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato as the controlling, power-hungry Agrippina and Harry Bicket conducting. Sir David McVicar’s production ingeniously reframes the action of this black comedy about the abuse of power to “the present,” where it should loudly resonate. The all-star cast features mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey as Agrippina’s son and future emperor Nerone, soprano Brenda Rae as the seductive Poppea, countertenor Iestyn Davies as the ambitious officer Ottone, and bass Matthew Rose as the weary emperor Claudius.

You can download performance programs, read the opera synopsis and watch performance videos at: https://www.metopera.org/Season/Radio/Saturday-Matinee-Broadcasts/

CAST:

Headshot of Harry Bicket

CONDUCTOR

Harry Bicket

 

Brenda Rae

POPPEA

Brenda Rae

 

Headshot of Joyce DiDonato

AGRIPPINA

Joyce DiDonato

 

Kate Lindsey

NERONE

Kate Lindsey

 

Headshot of Iestyn Davies

OTTONE

Iestyn Davies

 

Headshot of Duncan Rock

PALLANTE

Duncan Rock

 

Headshot of Matthew Rose

CLAUDIO

Matthew Rose

 

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